Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Ancient Celts kept unripe walnuts from launching their annual reign of terror on passersby by steeping them in alcohol to make a dark liqueur. Italians thought this was a great idea, dubbing it nocino. Recipe here